Tag Archives: Toronto community

Living in the shade of progress

Someday we’re all going to have to learn to live in the shade of tall buildings, is what I’ve been saying for the past decade, to anyone who would listen.  They tend to shut down when they hear that.  It’s … Continue reading

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People in mental or emotional distress need human nurturing and other kinds of personal support, yet often end up isolated.  This can conceivably slow any potential healing process and make things worse for both the person and the community. But … Continue reading

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The wildflowers among us

I’m sitting in my favourite café with my laptop, on a moist gentle-rain kind of day, and the sound of a car horn takes my attention out to the street.  A young man  is racing down the road on one … Continue reading

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Four years later….

I could sum up Roncy in more or less the same words I used in March 2008.   But not with the same feelings.  The details are similar, but the meaning and shades and tones have changed…. There is a qualitative difference … Continue reading

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